The Crusade to Strengthen the Arm of Liberty

Did you know that Virginia has its own Statue of Liberty? Well, it is actually a "mini-statue-of-liberty." Located in Chimborazo Park in Richmond, it was erected in 1950 by the Boy Scouts of America in response to the "looming cold war" and has the inscription: "With the faith and courage of their forefathers, who made possible the freedom of these United States, the Boy Scouts of America dedicated this copy of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and loyalty. 46th anniversary Crusade to Strengthen the Arm of Liberty." There is a second miniature statue (20 feet) of Lady Liberty (with a slightly less patriotic message as it is used to advertise the Liberty Tax Service business) in Exmore, Virginia. Commercial or patriotic, if you can't make it to New York, you can still take a false-perspective photo at either one of these and tell all of your friends you were at the real one!

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